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2016 Predictions: What Will State Legislatures Focus On this Year?

Note: we'll be updating this post as more information is announced in state legislatures. Check back for updates!

Employment Trends in 2015 — Paid Sick Leave, Pay Equity, & Fair Scheduling

This year, state legislators across the country focused increasingly on employment legislation, introducing bills that would impose mandates on employers such as paid sick leave, pay equity, fair scheduling, and a multitude of other requirements. Legislators were largely...

Paid Sick Leave Advances at State & Local Level

Despite arguments from employers that mandated paid leave raises the costs for businesses to hire new workers, particularly smaller companies and those already operating on slim profit margins, it remains a popular issue among activists. Paid sick leave laws continue to...

States Targeting Employee Misclassification

In July, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division issued guidance regarding the misclassification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the DOL, employee misclassification occurs when workers who...

Michigan Joins States Blocking Local Employer Mandates

UPDATED: An newer post on this topic is available here.

Progressive groups and labor unions are pushing for aggressive new mandates on employers’ relations with their employees. Activists have had limited, but growing, success at the state level advocating guaranteed...

Latest Employer Mandate: “Fair Scheduling” Requirements

UPDATED: The latest information on this issue is available here and here.

2014 Tax Ballot Measure Roundup

On Tuesday Americans voted on ballot measures dealing with the legalization of marijuana, increasing the minimum wage, and firearm regulation. Less discussed, however, was a slate of ballot measures that could have a definitive impact on state tax landscapes. As a general...

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